Postcard from Formula Drift Indonesia 2012: End-of-Year Awards Party

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Typically the party should be held after the smoke of the last battle has been cleared, but this time the Formula Drift Asia 2012 end-of-year party was held on Saturday night.

Moving from the track to Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada, the poolside party had good food, lots of booze and great company under the stars.

Five subsidiary awards were given out that night – Other than the Best Drift Style award, the rest are new titles. The Best Drift Style

1) Spirit of Drifting – Bullzai, Malaysia
This award recognises the efforts of the driver who believes in the sport and keeps on trying at every single round regardless.

2) Team Manager of the Year award – Leonard Gozali of GT Radial Team

3) Crew of the Year award – Team RS-R, Japan

4) Best Drift Style award – Robbie Nishida, Japan

Robbie was so touched that he cried… nah, just kidding!

5) Pioneer of Drift award – Tengku Djan, Malaysia
This award recognises the driver invoved who has significantly contributed to the scene in Asia since the inaugural Formula Drift Asia event.

Marcus Lim, co-founder of Formula Drift Asia, did his usual string of Thank Yous to his Driftpac team and also everyone who has been a part of the series one way or another. Thank YOU Marcus, for creating Formula Drift Asia too!

The party didn’t last too late as the drivers wanted to head back and rest for the big battle day. BATTLE TIME!

View here for more of my Formula Drift Indonesia photos.

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